WIPO Global Awards
WIPO Global Awards celebrates exceptional enterprises and individuals making smart use of intellectual property for commercialization while also bringing a positive contribution to society through their innovation and creativity.
What’s happened in 2023?
January to March: The competition was open to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in WIPO's 193 Member States and from all industries. There were 548 submissions from 58 countries, representing various sectors including creative industries, food, environment, health, and more.
May: The WIPO Secretariat shortlisted the 25 finalists, coming from 16 countries across all corners for the world, in the running to become one of seven winners.
July: A distinguished panel of six judges, comprising experts in intellectual property (IP), innovation, and business from diverse backgrounds, meticulously handpicked the seven winners.
Each winner will receive a tailored mentoring program in crucial areas such as accessing financial resources, forging business alliances, and fortifying their intellectual property strategies.
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